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Lara DE Wit

AMusA (piano), BMus(Hons)

Examiner Number: 1168

After completing her AMusA in 1999, Lara studied at the University of New South Wales and graduated with a Bachelor of Music, (first class honours) and is currently employed by Opera Australia as a pianist/repetiteur.

Lara has a broad range of performance experience in different musical styles. She was the pianist/repetiteur for Opera Australia’s touring company, ‘Oz Opera’ for four years.  In 2012, Lara performed on stage at the Electronics Expo in Los Angeles, the largest annual gaming and technology convention in the world. She performed with the Australia Ensemble on several occasions and toured nationally with prominent ‘popular’ and ‘crossover’ artists. Lara is also a very experienced accompanist, frequently performing for student recitals, performances and exams, as well as accompanying a variety of musical groups, including the Collegium Musicum Choir at UNSW.

Lara has over ten years experience teaching piano and musicianship, both privately and in the classroom. She has been Musical Director in numerous musical theatre productions and a keyboardist in several professional productions, including a tour to China and Japan in 2011. She has been commissioned to compose original musicals for youth musical theatre organisations as well as directing and performing the music for these productions. Lara is passionate about music for video games (a genre that is growing rapidly in terms of both innovation and popularity) and, in 2012, she recorded her debut CD containing musical compositions for anime and video games.

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